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At the Paris Boat Show this week is Jeanneau executive Jean-Philippe Brun, MGM's Gerry Salmon and John O'Kane with Antoine Chancelier also of Jeanneau
Jeanneau's new Sun Fast 3300 high-performance sailboat will be launched next Spring, Irish agent Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats told Afloat.ie at the opening of the Paris Boat Show this weekend. Jeanneau has enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects:…
National Yacht Club Recruiting Senior Instructor
The National Yacht Club in Dn Laoghaire is currently seeking to recruit a senior instructor for 2019. The successful candidate will lead the team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for the NYC’s summer courses. Instructors will be responsible for…
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More and more centres in and outside of France choose the RS CAT14 as the pathway Catamaran class. This boat takes the enjoyment and handling associated with beach cats to a new level.
Irish RS agent Kenny Rumball will be at the Paris Boat Show from the 8-16 December 2018 to showcase the RS Zest, RS CAT14 and RS21 as well as many French bestsellers like the RS Feva, RS Quest and the…
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'Outrajeous' New J109 Arrives into Dublin
Continuing their 2018 development programme UK Sailmakers Ireland are working with John Murphy and Richard Colwell’s new J109 which arrived into Howth last month. After successful development and testing of the ‘JX’ headsail design on Dublin Bay the UK Sailmakers…
Motoring into Kingston Harbour escorted by Jamaican Coastguard, L-R is Conor Clarke (IRL), David Allen (JAM), Prof O'Connell (North Sails Ireland) and Michael Browne (NI)
Two years to the day that Ireland's Embarr team won the Melges 24 Worlds in Miami, Conor Clarke and Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell were back on the water for the 380–mile Round Jamaica Race on Mark Shield's Beneteau 35s5 "Breakaway". Mark is…
Flying the flag for Ireland – a very neat start for IRL 2846 in the 2018 Australian Tasar Nationals in Darwin.
Conor Byrne remembers his best sailing in Ireland as being in Mermaids at his home port of Skerries writes W M Nixon. But for some time now he has been in the most tropical part of Australia in Darwin, and…
The new all–white Red Bay RIB bound for County Kerry. With 1200Lt Fuel Tanks the RIB has a 400–mile range
John Brennan of Dromquinna Manor in County Kerry took delivery of a new 11.5 metre rib from Irish RIB manufacturer Red Bay Boats last month. On its maiden voyage, it travelled 440 miles from the boat builders yard in County…
Gordon Maguire (left) and Chris Nicholson at the Doyle Lake Macquarie Loft
Gordon Maguire, 57 years old, who hails from Howth Yacht Club in County Dublin and now lives in Lake Macquarie, Australia has joined Doyle Sails. Maguire, who has been a professional sailor for 32 years has competed in five Whitbread/Volvo…
Viking Marine Support 'Small Business Saturday' Initiative to Shop Local
Viking Marine of Dun Laoghaire is backing this Saturday's 'Small Business Saturday', an initiative driven by government and spearheaded by Retail Excellence Ireland. The Small Business Saturday Awareness Campaign launched to encourage consumers to shop local and support small retailers…
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Viking Marine’s Black Friday Deals Now Available
Viking Marine’s Black Friday specials are now available — but be quick as these deals only last till Monday 26 November. Get the best savings on selected Helly Hansen bags — with up to 50% off — and get 40%…
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In April 2018 UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Barry Hayes, Graham Curran, and Mark Mansfield carried out a two-boat testing session with the newly developed ‘JX’ headsail design on Dublin Bay
In Grand Prix classes throughout the sport of sailing, it is well known that sheeting angles are becoming tighter and tighter – modern TP52s have jib sheeting angles as close as 4 degrees off the centreline. The J109 class in…
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Spirit of Oysterhaven under full sail on starboard tack
After 20 years of owning, restoring and operating this classic 70 ft steel schooner, Oliver Hart of Oysterhaven Marine has decided to put her up for sale.  Designed by Frederick Parker and built in the Hamble in 1972 Spirit was fitted…
The organisers believe there are many benefits to developing the sport of team racing in schools
This year Gonzaga College SJ and the Irish National Sailing Club are launching an initiative to promote team racing in Dublin schools. The event will consist of one day's team racing using the INSC’s fleet of double-handed dinghies. It is…
Defence Forces Review 2018 will be held in NUIG Galway next week, on Thursday 22 November, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
#NewsUpdate - The Defence Forces Review 2018, in association with the School of Political Science and Sociology will be held in NUI Galway next week, on Thursday 22 November. The event is also been held with the Irish Centre for…
A photo of the man driving down the Pacific Highway on a motorised scooter was widely shared on social media.
 In Australia, a man who used a mobility scooter to tow a boat along the Pacific Highway near Newcastle has been charged by police, as the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The 35-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with multiple offences…
The Zhik ZK Seaboot 900 was designed for teams during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a marine clothing product created as a direct result of Zhik’s partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race. Designed for serious, long-distance offshore racers…

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